clarinetist and composer
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site is devoted to the recorded output of David Murray and demonstrates
both his extensive and varied music legacy.
I first saw David Murray in concert when he appeared in my home town of Brisbane, Australia in 1991 with the World Saxophone Quartet. I have been a fan of his music since the mid 80s. When I first accessed the internet in October 1995 I was surprised not to find much material on David given that he is such a major figure in contemporary jazz so I set up this site to redress the imbalance.
I would like my site to be as complete and accurate as possible in covering David's recorded musical legacy so any additions, corrections and suggestions are welcome. For the latest up to date news I recommend you check out the David Murray site on MySpace.
I have been asked by some people to produce a critical discography
but with the sheer volume of albums this is a bit daunting (anyway I don't
own them all!). A new web site
http://wallofsound.wordpress.com/david-murray/ is attempting to provide an
analysis of David's complete recordings.
|Left: The World Saxophone Quartet (David Murray, Arthur Blythe, Oliver Lake and Hamiett
in The Queen St. Mall, Brisbane, Australia 1991. David Murray finally toured Australia again,
some 17 years after his last visit in 2008 with his touring band of Lafayette Gilchrist : piano
Jaribu Shahid : double bass and Malik Washington : drums
25th Anniversary - The New Chapter (Justin Time 149)
Click here to go straight to the WSQ discography
Arthur Blythe - Selected Discography by Freewill Artistry
The DISCOGRAPHY is divided into two tables:
Part 1 - DAVID MURRAY AS A LEADER or CO-LEADER in chronological recording order (84 separate albums so far)
2 - DAVID MURRAY WITH OTHERS arranged alphabetically (51
albums appearances with others and 14 WSQ albums listed)
The SESSIONOGRAPHYcontaining details of the albums in the two discography tables is available with selected album
1975-1979 | 1980-1984 | 1985-1989 | 1990-1994| 1995-1999 | 2000-
articles appear in the
following issues of Down Beat:
October 1985 - "Searching For The Sound" by Howard Mandel
Marcel Safier's Jazz Home Page
or go straight to the site of one of my other sax players:
George Adams Discography/Sessiongraphy
Justin Time page
Black Saint/Soul Note Records
David Murray's US management Chriss & Co.'s site has a David Murray biography
A David Murray Interview from November 3, 1995
Interview with David Murray at the Le Jazz Site
Morris Discography by Patrice Rousell - has a thorough Butch Morris
sessionography which lists details of a number of DM's recordings
Dave Burrell's Home Page
Michael Fitzgerald's Jazz
Site has a number of good discographies and links for a variety of
artists. It also includes a feature on jazz clarinet by
Matt Snyder which includes mention of David Murray's playing on that instrument.
The Jazz Clarinet
Homepage maintained by Michael
Cassara is the internet's largest resource of information on the clarinet
and its place in jazz music.
Thanks for input from David's musical collaborators:
(D.D. Jackson's Home Page/Justin Time site)
Site owner (left) with David during his Brisbane visit in 1991 with the WSQ.
and in 2008 following David's appearance at the Brisbane Jazz Festival
|and also all at 3D Family in Paris and Jean-Pierre Leduc, International Director/A&R for Justin Time|